Peas, pasta and bacon

Oh it actually doesn’t have to taste good. Just looking at the colors is enough. This pasta is oh so simple but actually I loved it. The idea of making a pesto like mixture from peas and all sorts of fresh herbs is great and it brought the basic pasta to another level with the interesting vibrant color it turn it into as well as the little extra texture it brought to it.

Pea pesto pasta and bacon


If you aren’t a fan of peas don’t worry. The crispy bacon and parmesan slices on top does help to make this pasta scrumptious.


400g pasta
170 g bacon

Pea pesto

200 g frozen peas
1-2 dl of fresh basil
1/2 dl grated parmesan
1 table spoon oil
2 table spoon lemon juice
1/2 tea spoon salt
black pepper
1 garlic clove
1/2 dl water where the pasta was cooked

Citrus oil

1/2 dl oil
2 table spoon lemon juice
1 lemon’s zest as slices
1/2 tea spoon sugar
pinch of salt

In addition
Slices of parmesan

  1. Puree the thawed peas, basil leaves, parmesan grate, oil, lemon juice and seasonings. Add the garlic clove. If the puree is too thick you can use the pasta water to dilute it. Remember to keep tasting all the time.
  2. Bake the bacon strips crispy under low heat.
  3. Cook the pasta.At the same time mix the citrus oil ingredients together.
  4. After the pasta has been cooked and drained add the citrus oil to it. Add the pea pesto and the bacon strips. Then add the parmesan slices.

That’s it. enjoy! Have a great weekend everyone. We’re off to the cabin to enjoy the spring!

– Alina

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